Prep Sports

Negaunee Miners hold off hard-charging Gladstone girls basketball team, 44-27

GLADSTONE — The Negaunee High School girls basketball team held off several Gladstone runs to defeat the Braves 44-27 in a nonconference game on Tuesday night. The Miners (10-2) cruised to a 10-2 lead in the first quarter. Gladstone (5-10) cut the deficit to 10-9 in the second quarter ...

Gwinn Modeltowners girls basketball team building a win streak

GWINN — Gwinn earned its second girls basketball victory in a row Monday night, a 62-43 victory over Manistique keyed by a third-quarter surge. The Modeltowners, who opened the season with 12 straight losses, held a modest 25-18 lead at halftime before dropping in 22 points during the third ...

Sports snapshots

The best in sports photography from The Mining Journal for the week of Jan. 20-26

Marquette wrestlers finish 5th at NM Championships

By Journal Sports Staff GAYLORD — The Marquette Redmen wrestling team finished fifth out of 28 schools Saturday at the Northern Michigan Championships. Beau Caster was Marquette’s only champion as he won the 160 lbs. bracket, but the Redmen had three other wrestlers place at the meet. ...

Westwood grapplers sweep Manistique Duals

By Journal Sports Staff MANISTIQUE — The Westwood wrestling teams won all five of its dual matches Saturday afternoon at the Manistique Duals. The Patriots defeated Negaunee (60-15), Gwinn (59-16), Newberry (49-20), Ishpeming (45-30) and the host Emeralds (40-33). “Our young guys ...

Marquette icers fall to East Grand Rapids

By Journal Sports Staff CHELSEA — After picking up a tie Friday night at the Chelsea Showcase, the Marquette Redmen hockey team couldn’t get a victory Saturday as it fell to East Grand Rapids 4-2. EGR opened up the scoring with a first period goal by Alex West and it maintained a 1-0 ...

Ice-cold Indians fall to Pickford

By Journal Sports Staff NEWBERRY — Some cold shooting and turnovers plagued the Newberry Indians Saturday afternoon as they fell to Pickford 46-36. Taylor Bryant led the Indians with 21 points and 13 rebounds to earn a double-double. Newberry led 11-10 after the first quarter, but ...

Bragging rights

ISHPEMING — The Hematites girls basketball team earned Ishpeming High School bragging rights Friday night, downing next-door rival Westwood 41-27. After suffering a defeat to their neighbor in the other direction, Negaunee, earlier in the week, Ishpeming head coach Ryan Reichel was ...

Jets smash state boys record with 47-point win over BR-Harris

By MIKE MATTSON Escanaba Daily Press POWERS — At long last they did it. Oh, how the North Central Jets did it. They blasted Bark River-Harris 76-29 Friday night to set a boys high school basketball state record of 66 straight victories, snapping Chassell’s iconic 59-year-old ...

Defensive switch spurs Munising boys to comeback victory over Gwinn

By Journal Sports Staff MUNISING — A switch to a zone defense late in the first half did wonders for Munising in the Mustangs’ 75-61 comeback victory over visiting Gwinn in a high boys basketball game on Friday night. The Modeltowners jumped out to a 20-9 lead after one quarter and ...

Cheer team holds youth clinic

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Senior High School competitive cheer team will conduct a youth cheer clinic from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, at the high school gym. Children who are potty trained are welcome to join in learning cheers, dance, stunting, tumbling, jumps, flexibility and ...

Huebner leads Redettes to 60-44 victory at Menominee

By STEVEN OMAN Marinette, Wis., Eagle-Herald MENOMINEE — The Marquette Redettes were too much on offense for the Menominee girls to handle Friday, but the Maroons put up a good fight. Marquette won 60-44, but Menominee was within 45-39 in the fourth quarter. The Redettes started fast, ...

Redmen skate to 3-3 tie

By Journal Sports Staff CHELSEA — The Marquette Senior High School hockey team skated to a 3-3 tie with Chelsea Friday night in the Michigan Public High School Showcase in Chelsea. The Redmen got off to a hot start, with goals from Brandon Campbell and Rory O’Connor in the first five ...

Marquette JV hockey team picks up wins over Escanaba, Houghton

MARQUETTE — The Marquette JV hockey team has defeated the Escanaba JVs twice this month, along with adding a victory over Houghton. On Jan. 17, Marquette’s Jaden Lessard scored the game-winner on the road with less than four minutes remaining to defeat Esky 4-3. Aaron Young posted the ...